Vainos Nikolaos

 Research interests:

    • Advanced materials growth and processing: Physicochemical and pulsed-laser growth of Photonic Materials, Nanostructured inorganic and hybrid media, Polymer-based photonic nanocomposites, Laser Micro & Nanofabrication, 2D/3D structural tailoring, Laser induced manipulation and organisation of materials, Aerogel media and structures, Soft-Lithography and Nanoimprinting, Biomimetic structures,
    • Novel Functionalities: Linear & Nonlinear Optical effects and Functionalities, and Plasmonic effects, Photo-induced, Holographic, Chemioptical effects, Optofluidic effects

Optoelectronic Devices - Systems - Applications:

    Lasers, Free Space and Integrated Photonics, Information Optics & Processing, Holographic and Diffractive Optics, Nanostructured Photonic Sensors, Optical Design and Imaging Technology, Agro-Food photonics, Industrial-Environmental-Security Photonics, Biomedical photonics applications.


Representative publications:

  • N. A. Vainos, “Real-time optical Wiener-Kolmogorov and novelty filtering with phase conjugation”, Opt. Letts, 19, 128 (1989)
  • N. A. Vainos, S. Mailis, S. Pissadakis, L. Boutsikaris, P. Dainty, Ph. Parmitter and T.J. Hall, "Excimer laser use for microetching computer-generated holographic structures", Appl. Opt. 35, 6304 (1996)
  • A. A. Anderson, R. W. Eason, L. M. B. Hickey, M Jelinek, Ch. Grivas, D. S. Gill and N. A. Vainos, “Ti:Sapphire planar waveguide laser grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Opt. Letts. 22, (20),1556 (1997)
  • I. Zergioti, S. Mailis, N. A. Vainos, C. Fotakis, S. Chen and C. P. Grigoropoulos, "Microdeposition of metals by femtosecond excimer laser", Appl. Surf. Science, 127-129, 601-605(1998)
  • G. Koundourakis, C. Rockstuhl, D. Papazoglou, A. Klini, I. Zergioti, N. A. Vainos and C. Fotakis, “Laser printing of active optical microstructures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 868(2001)
  • R Sigel, G Fytas, N Vainos, S Pispas and G Hadjichristides, “Pattern formation in homogeneous polymer solutions induced by a continuous wave visible laser”, SCIENCE 297, 67 (2002)
  • M. Konstantaki, S. Pissadakis, S. Pispas, N. Madamopoulos, and N. Vainos, “Optical fiber long-period grating humidity sensor with poly(ethylene oxide)/cobalt chloride coating” Appl. Opt., 45, 4567-4571 (2006)
  • A. Tsigara, G. Mountrichas, K. Gatsouli, A. Nichelatti, S. Pispas, N. Madamopoulos, N. A. Vainos, H. Du and F. Roubani-Kalantzopoulou, “Hybrid polymer/cobalt chloride humidity sensors based on optical diffraction”, Sensors and Actuators B, 120, 481 (2007)
  • M. Vasileiadis, L. Athanasekos, A. Meristoudi, D. Alexandropoulos, G. Mousdis, V. Karoutsos, A. Botsialas and N. A. Vainos, “Diffractive Optic Sensor for Remote Point Detection of Ammonia”, Opt. Lett., 35, 1476 (2010)
  • Athanasekos L., Vasileiadis M., Mantzaridis C., Karoutsos V.C., Koutselas I., Pispas S., Vainos N.A. “Micro-fabrication by laser radiation forces: A direct route to reversible free-standing three-dimensional structures”, Optics Express, 20, 24735-24740 (2012)
  • Nikolaos A. Vainos, Vaggelis Karoutsos, Ben Mills, Robert W. Eason and Michel Prassas, “Contractive scaling of 3-dimensional laser written microstructures via vitrification of silica aerogel monoliths,” Opt. Mater. Express, 6, No. 12, 3814-2825 (2016)
  • Maria Vasileiou, Theodora Mpatzaka, Dimitris Alexandropoulos, and Nikolaos A. Vainos, “Biomimetic microstructures for photonic and fluidic synergies”, Optofluid. Microfluid. Nanofluid., 4, 1–6, (2017)
  • Fang, Yongzheng; Tian, Xiaoping; Liu, Jinghui; Zhang, Yan; Liu, Yufeng; Zhao, Guoying; Zou, Jun; Vainos, Nikolaos; Hou, Jingshan; ‘Tri-chromatic Emission from a Single-phase Na5Y4 (SiO4) 4F: Eu2+, Tb3+, Eu3+ Phosphor for White-light-emitting Diodes’, J. Luminesce, 207, 34-40 (2019)
  • Karoutsos, Vagelis; Raptis, Panagiotis; Bagiokis, Eleftherios; Lorusso, Antonella; Perrone, Alessio; Vainos, Nikolaos A; High optical quality cellulose thin films grown from raw natural cotton by pulsed laser deposition, Appl. Phys. A 125, 4, 268 (2019)


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